Remember back when I made this skirt? I still haven't worn it because it's too small. It shouldn't be too small. I made it to "my " measurements. Unfortunately, over the last few months, I have been expanding and my measurements are no longer my measurements.
And I'm not happy about it.
Oh, I have excuses. Actually, I have really good excuses. My life has been turbulent to say the least. And when I'm stressed, I eat...and eat...and eat. The scale and my measurements are bearing witness to my headlong tumble off of the healthy living bandwagon.
Now, I want to add in some more exercise into my life. I have always been intrigued by the concept of running 5K or 10K or a marathon. So, I decided to start looking around for a training program. In my googling, I ran across the "Couch to 5K Running Program" and it piqued my interest.
Basically, C25K gets you up off your (my) lazy ass and, over the course of two months, turns you into a 5K runner. You train at a manageable three days per week (with rest days in between) to reach the 5K goal. In the beginning, each 20 to 30 minute training session consists of alternating intervals of walking and jogging. As the program progresses, the amount of walking decreases and the amount of jogging increases, until finally, the entire session consists of jogging.
To aid in my C25K journey, I downloaded some free podcasts that correspond to each training session. The music is techno and the rhythm makes it easy to keep the walking and jogging pace.
I have already completed the first week and I did great. Prior to starting the very first session, I half expected to puke up a lung at about ten minutes in, but I flew through without a hitch. I'm actually looking forward to my next workout. My only fear is that my bum knee (I dislocated my left knee during university while playing softball and ever since it can be a bit finicky) may cause problems. However, if I slow down when it acts up, I should be fine.
So, has anyone else ever done this program? Did it work for you? If you haven't, would anyone like to join me? The more the merrier...